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  1. 1. Register by The producers of Smart Grid Implementation Summit present October 9th to SAVE up to SMART $998 Metering Networking and Operations Summit Operationalize AMI Projects, Manage Customer Interface and Ensure a More Stable Grid Date: December 7-9, 2009 • Location: Washington, DC Metro Area Real life case Engage with your industry peers to build a NEW BUSINESS studies from MODEL for smart grid projects, ensure that you are making Investor Owned, the RIGHT INVESTMENT in technology and secure PUBLIC Municipal and Co-op SUPPORT for your AMI pilots by attending discussions on: Utilities including: SMART GRID OPERATIONS – advanced grid observation, control, quality and reliability • Austin Energy GRID OPTIMIZATION – optimize the assets and resources (i.e. workforce and • Centerpoint Energy equipment) • Pacific Gas and Electric DEMAND RESPONSE MANAGEMENT – retail, customer care, pricing options and control, visibility into utilization • San Diego Municipal VALUE CHAIN INTEGRATION – enabling demand and supply management, Utility distributed generation and load management • Oncor Energy STRATEGY, MANAGEMENT AND REGULATORY – vision, planning, decision making, strategy execution • Hydro One MODERNIZED UTILITY ORGANIZATION & STRUCTURE – communications, culture, training • Salt River Project SMART TECHNOLOGY – information, engineering, integration of information • Pepco Holdings Inc. and operational technology, standards Co-located with Media Partners:
  2. 2. Smart Metering Operationalize AMI Projects, Manage Customer Interface and Networking and Operations Summit Ensure a More Stable Grid Date: December 7-9, 2009 • Location: Washington, DC Metro Area Who Will Attend: Dear Colleague, CFOs, CIOs, SVPs, VPs, Directors and Managers responsible for: With federal funds being released • Smart Grid and AMR/AMI/MDM for utility companies throughout the Metering nation to upgrade transmission and distribution facilities to “smarter” technologies, companies are facing • Distribution Operations the very serious reality of designing implementing grid components. The and Asset Management Smart Metering Networking & • Operations Summit is a practica l forum for utility companies to com Demand Response together and exchange best practice e • s on how to implement a more stab grid, from required components to le • Distributed Generation recognition of realistic deadlines for deployment of advanced technolo the gies. • Electric Operations The goals of energy efficiency, ach • Customer Service ieving sustainable energy targets, control over energy consumption greater • Information Technology and revolutionary technology hav captured public and media attentio e n. However, the burden of making • Meter Data Management promises a reality is on your shoulde these rs. As you and your technology part Distribution Automation compete for DOE funding, you mus ners • t focus on practical details of you projects. At the Smart Metering Net r AMI • Distribution Generation working & Operations Summit you will: • Smart Appliances • Discuss smart metering implementation cha “best in class” smart grid project llenges with your peers and managers from Austin Energy, Centerpoint Energy and Oncor Ene • Navigat rgy e a “technology roadmap” – redu ce uncertainties about existing Sponsorship and and emerging technology, underst Exhibition and standards interoperability, and prepare for extensive data manage • Stay curr ment capabilities Opportunities ent on the developments in the sma the competing field of networking rt grid space, especially in and communications Sponsorships and exhibits are excellent opportunities for your If you are in the process of develop company to showcase its ing, refining and executing your bus plan, please take a few minutes to iness products and services to high- read through the agenda, and then our website – www.smartmeterings visit level decision-makers and I look forward to mee you in Washington in December, ting budget holders attending the at the most important meeting of for electric power industry. the year Smart Metering Networking & Operations Summit. IQPC helps companies like yours achieve Best regards, important sales, marketing and branding objectives by setting aside a limited number of event your P . Maximize .S sponsorships and exhibit spaces ence by learning experi – all of which are tailored to assist your organization in attending our creating a platform to maximize rkshops! interactive wo its exposure at the event. Tatiana S. Diykova nd Senior Conference Director Se e page 3 a For more information on y! register toda sponsoring or exhibiting at this IQPC or upcoming events, please contact Mario Matulich at (212) 885-2719 or 2 Register now! or 1-800-882-8684
  3. 3. Pre-Conference Workshops Monday, December 7, 2009 12:15 pm – 3:15 pm (Registration at 11:30 am) A Projecting the Economic Value of an Investment in Smart Grid and Building the Business Case Smart grid projects are capital intensive, impact different departments • Quantifying societal benefits such as avoided generation within the utility organization and affect the cost of energy and investment, reduction of a carbon footprint and assessing service levels for the end-users. This workshop will guide participants intangible customer benefits through steps required to perform an analytic assessment of the economic value of a smart grid project before committing to actual How you will benefit: deployment or before making a decision to scale up an existing • Understand the choice of a project within the constraints of limited Automated Metering Initiative. finances and in situations where working capital recovery is limited by the regulatory process What will be covered: • Avoid making common generic assumptions that may compromise • Modeling assumptions present in regional variations such as the financial success of your project regional conditions of service reliability criteria, cost of building a • Identify sensitivities in your risk assessment and benchmark against new generation, information requirements for customers and tax your industry peers laws • Estimating the timing and sequencing of benefits and costs of a Workshop Leader: project Joseph Messick, Strategy and Operations, Deloitte B 3:30 pm – 6:30 pm (Registration at 3:00 pm) Integrating Smart Grid Analysis and Valuation into Utility Enterprise Business Planning Smart grid technology and smart grid projects are fairly new to the How you will benefit: industry but accurate evaluation of smart grid performance and • Enhance the robustness of your business case impact on existing assets and operations is essential for utility business • Plan and account for environmental compliance and sustainability forecasting. This workshop will guide participants how to execute • Monitor your project's performance and identify areas for corrective business planning initiatives that account for these new and changing action business considerations. In this session, you will gain a clear approach for properly integrating Smart Grid and business planning. Workshop Leaders: Jere Jacobi, Partner, ScottMadden What will be covered: C. Scott Wilson, Partner, ScottMadden • An analytic framework to determine business and operating model impacts of smart grid projects • Accounting for reliability benefits, operating efficiencies and savings • Quantifying financial and operational implications of renewables and distributed resources integration • Capital planning and budgeting implications Media Partners: 3 Register now! or 1-800-882-8684
  4. 4. Main Conference Day One Tuesday, December 8, 2009 network. The addition of sensor technology, communications 7:30 Registration & Coffee infrastructure and IT will help optimize the performance of grid in real-time, improving reliability, efficiency and security. However, 8:00 Chairperson’s Welcome and Opening Remarks what are the key features to ensure system-wide visibility? • Real world aware systems: complex event processing, monitoring 8:15 Keynote: Developing a Utility Business Model and control to Promote Energy Efficiency • Leveraging advanced measurement technology to get more The evolution from traditional electric delivery to a modernized precise readings of transmission flows throughout the grid grid fundamentally impacts the utility revenue generation model. • Isolating and responding to system issues automatically to Utilities are moving away from selling electricity on volume, prevent cascading failures focusing on advanced control systems and are rethinking business operations. In order to achieve these goals, structural Bob Frazier changes and committed leadership need to pave way for Director of Technology overcoming asset management, financial, technological and CenterPoint Energy workforce challenges. Learn how Oncor identified obstacles to adoption of new technology, reinvented its relationship with its 11:30 UTILITY IT ROADMAP customers and prepared to respond to Texas energy efficiency Future Proofing Utility Systems Architecture directives. • Smart grid drives organizational changes (addressing aging Utilities must adequately understand and implement the systems architecture and technical requirements necessary to support both workforce, culture issues, etc) • Smart grid measures on balanced scorecard present AMI projects and future smart grid planning. In contrast • Consistent leadership across LOBs to the historical paradigm of “one-off” improvements, smart grid • Adoption of matrix or overlay structure necessitates continuous upgrading. Therefore, it is imperative to develop an underlying platform that will support future Mark Carpenter applications so that a future systems has full compatibility with Vice President and CIO the systems being deployed today. • Security Oncor Energy • Network management • Data management 9:00 GRID OPTIMIZATION through DATA • Other core capabilities Leveraging Greater Access to Grid Data to Improve Critical Energy Infrastructure John Heflin Baker, Jr., P.E. The promises of a faster grid include better reliability, faster Chief Strategy Officer system recovery and a higher level of resilience as the system Austin Energy moves towards a self-healing grid. Making these promises a reality requires strong management of data and incorporation of 12:15 Networking Luncheon information fuelled insights into grid operation. This session focuses on how utilities are changing their business in the face of 1:15 UTILITY IT ROADMAP new technology and information. • Data flows end to end (i.e. customer to generation) Breaking through IT Silos • Predictive modelling and near real time simulation, analytics Smart Grid efforts lag when utility departments work only within their own area and fail to collaborate with one another. The vision drives optimization • Enterprise wide security to protect data, privacy for the Smart Grid becomes narrow rather than comprehensive. Ensuring that AMI system can properly communicate with meter Ralph Carlson data management (MDM), customer care and billing systems (CIS) Rate and Pricing Advisor and outage management systems (OMS) is imperative to a San Diego Municipal Utility project’s success. To break through these barriers, utilities need to be willing to try some new approaches. This session will examine 10:00 Morning Networking Break four solutions that can help utilities move Smart Grid projects through existing bottlenecks: • Cultivating a cross-functional perspective 10:45 GRID OPTIMIZATION through CONTROLS • Developing a strong business case Enhancing Operational Efficiencies for Utilities • Relying on open standards Through “Smart Monitoring” for System • Pacing investment and deployment Reliability, Operational Efficiency and Asset Utilization and Protection Pat Hogan In the current push for overall grid efficiency, utilities look to grid Senior Vice President optimization to leverage digital control over the power delivery National Grid 4 Register now! or 1-800-882-8684
  5. 5. 2:15 METER DATA MANAGEMENT 3:45 DEMAND RESPONSE MANAGEMENT Risk Management of the Enhanced Information Double Session: Re-Imagining and Loop Between Utilities and Customers Re-Engineering the Utility Relationship with The ongoing transformation of the electric grid introduces Consumers through Deploying Technology in additional system security issues, especially as it pertains to the the Home to Drive Changes in Consumer flow of consumer information from home to control centers in Behavior utilities and then utilization of this information throughout the Part I. Case Study Presentations utility. Therefore, added layers of security standards, controls, The twin goals of a smart grid vision is better informed consumers, policies and procedures are necessary to keep the control of taking an active role in managing their consumption of energy, and power generation and keep transmission and distribution more intelligent utilities, providing customers with complete equipment robust and safe from unreliability and tampering. information about energy use. However, a present challenge for Security and risk management concerns must be addressed as a utilities is education of consumers about this new approach to high priority. In this session, learn how to: • Identify threats and vulnerabilities in information flows electric consumption. The issue becomes particularly pressing when • Achieve increased visibility at meter points through different the actuality of incorporating technology hits the residential home. What strategies can utilities deploy to encourage consumer data capture techniques • Synthesize data into actionable intelligence and automated engagement in electric data management? What are some proven strategies to incentivize changes in consumer behaviour? decision-making Part II. Peer to Peer Roundtable Discussion Mark Fabro Session attendees will break into small groups for in depth discussions Chief Security Scientist & Panelist for Subcommittee on around the following topics highlighted in the main session: Emerging Threats, Cybersecurity and Science and Technology • Forecasting and managing customer behaviour Department of Homeland Security • Workforce training program, specifically for customer care representatives and outage managers 3:00 Afternoon Networking Break • Structuring education programs for residential customers – what does the consumer care about? Richard Bertolo Hydro One Kara Young Senior Engineer Salt River Project 5:30 Close of Day 1 Main Conference Day Two Wednesday, December 9, 2009 7:30 Registration & Coffee • Leveraging government and private funding for clean energy investments 8:00 Chairperson’s Opening Remarks • Stimulus funding allocation • Building strategic partnerships with suppliers and vendors 8:15 The Financial Outlook of the Smart Grid Mark Townsend Cox Economy – Follow the Dollars! Managing Partner In spite of the weakened economic conditions, electric power New Energy Fund, LP utilities continue to make financial commitments in smart grid building blocks and related automation programs. Regulatory 9:15 SMART TARRIFF STRATEGIES pressure and mandates for service reliability improvements; obsolescence of existing grid infrastructure equipment; and the Evaluating Hourly Pricing, Peak Time Rebate development of government funded stimulus programs such as and Critical Time Pricing Structures – Lessons the U.S. ARRA provisions for funding some electric power from the PowerCentsDC Pilot investments in smart grid technology are just some of the drivers Utilities can create real markets for electricity with process that in this space. This session will convene a panel of financial vary by the minute but consumer groups have often resisted industry experts to discuss the future of the smart grid economy flexible pricing. What is the best choice for a utility between and specifically: mandatory, default or voluntary flexible structures? In this session, learn how the Pepco smart metering project in DC: 5 Register now! or 1-800-882-8684
  6. 6. • Modelled costs to the utility and savings from energy conservation • Cyber security using smart metering pilot testing different pricing structures • Communications among regional market operators, utilities, • Re-trained its customer care and customer management services service providers and consumers to address user concerns over price of electricity and improve • Coordinating operation of the bulk power system with new and customer information systems emerging technologies for renewable resources, demand • Leveraged models of customer behavior from the SMMIP • Established relationships with DC regulatory stakeholders and consumer resources, electricity storage and electric transportation systems groups to promote the company-wide DLC program in the area Moderator: Rick Morgan Dr. David Wollman Commissioner Acting Group Leader DC Public Services Commission NIST Lawrence Daniels Assistant People’s Counsel 2:15 LESSONS FROM THE FIELD Office of People’s Counsel Implementing a Smart Metering Deployment Charles Dickerson Strategy Vice President Customer Care The Salt River Project for smart grid includes installation of smart PHI meters and communications, system optimization correlating data to allow fine-tuning of voltages and reactive power and 10:00 Morning Networking Break microgrids. Learn how the company identified and resolved operational, technical and regulatory issues pertaining to network 10:45 SMART NETWORKING AND COMMUNICATIONS infrastructure deployments, including: • Development and planning of the deployment strategy (and Establishing Effective AMI Communication overall design basis coordination) Networks: Alternatives to Power Line Carrier • Addressing the need to technical standards and selection of Technology technology partners In order to realize the true vision of Smart Grid, utilities will need • Coordination of enterprise SmartGrid applications to deliver to run as many applications as possible over their field area networks (FANs). Issues of reliability, scalability and cost will system and customer benefits across all applicable jurisdictions continue to dominate the conversation, but bandwidth and latency are emerging as important factors as well, especially as utilities Kara Young prepare for real time demand response. Most importantly, several Senior Engineer key features of smart grid require ability to speak to each other Salt River Project and a reliable communication network must be established to ensure data can be transmitted in real time. Developing a long- 3:00 Afternoon Networking Break term technology plan in tandem with this network will ensure scalability and protect against costly retrofitting. 3:30 40 Ideas in 60 Minutes Zigbee session via Tendril Panel of experts will break down the tools and activities that had the greatest impact on their business. The panel will also brainstorm next- 11:30 SMART TARRIFF STRATEGIES steps and outline key takeaways for the conference participants. Selling Intermittent Power to Consumers Discussion will center on the following topics: On some windy nights in Texas and California, utilities have more wind • Communication among regional market operators, utilities, service power than they can use. But on some hot afternoons, when the wind providers and customers fails, utilities have shortages. Reserve margins become very tight. As • Ensuring that bulk power system operators have wide-area wind becomes an ever greater source of supply, this problem will grow situational awareness with technology that allows them to monitor larger. Time-of-use pricing doesn’t solve this problem. and operate their systems • Coordination of operations with new and emerging technologies What is the best way to charge for wind power? Is it possible match supply with demand? Can utilities use smart meters to help for renewable resources, electricity storage and electric solve this problem? Traditional time of use rates are of limited transportation systems usefulness in managing wind generated electricity. This talk presents a new pricing strategy to exploit smart meters on the Elton Sherwin smart grid. A strategy that doesn’t require huge batteries or Senior Managing Director dynamic pricing, a strategy that even grandma can understand. Ridgewood Capital Elton Sherwin Mark Carpenter Senior Managing Director Vice President and CIO Ridgewood Capital Oncor Energy Andres Carvallo 12:30 Networking Luncheon CIO Austin Energy 1:30 STANDARDS ROADMAP ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION Bob Frazier Director of Technology Developing Interoperable Technology Standards CenterPoint Energy – Industry Priorities and Regulatory Perspectives In this interactive session you will break up into small groups and exchange with your utility peers needs, ideas and initiatives for standards 4:30 Chairperson’s Closing Remarks and Close of development and formulation surrounding the following topics: Conference 6 Register now! or 1-800-882-8684
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